Informationen zu Geburt

Geburtsdatum:
23/04/1891
Geburtsort:
Ramsey, Isle of Man

Allgemeine Informationen

Beruf:
Painter

Informationen zum Armeedienst

Land:
England, Vereinigtes Königreich
Truppe:
British Expeditionary Force
Rang:
Private
Dienstnummer:
30364
Einberufung ort:
Douglas, Isle of Man, Isle of Man
Einheiten:
 —  Machine Gun Corps, 23rd Coy.  (Letzte bekannte Einheit)

Informationen zu Tod

Sterbedatum:
01/08/1917
Sterbeort:
Lijssenthoek, Remy Siding Casualty Clearing Stations, Belgien
Todesursache:
Verwundet
Alter:
26

Begräbnisplatz

Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
Grabstelle: XVII
Reihe: A
Grab: 8

Auszeichnungen und Orden 2

British War Medal
Medaille
Victory Medal
Medaille

Punkte von Interesse 3

#1 Geburtsort
#2 Einberufung ort
#3 "Todesort"

Meine Geschichte

Private Ernest John Clarey served in the 23rd Company of the Machine Gun Corps, which was attached to the 23rd Infantry Brigade of the 8th Division.

In this stage of the war, the machine guns were used as a support unit for the infantry. They were ordered to fire barrages at specific zones or targets, just like the artillery. After several reorganizations, the machine gun companies, in 1917, were units under direct command of the brigade commander.

During the Battle of Pilckem Ridge, the 23rd Company was ordered to fire a number of barrages after which they were at the disposal of the commanders of the infantry battalions in the frontline. They were used to withstand German counterattacks and support friendly attacks. On July 31, the machine guns were mounted south of Lake Farm. When the German artillery zeroed in on them, they moved to Lake Farm and held that position and awaited relief. This was, however, postponed until August 1. At some time during this battle, private Clarey was badly wounded. He was probably evacuated to an aid post and died on August 1 of his wounds.

Quellen 9

"The Third Ypres Passchendaele. The Day-by-Day Account", McCarthy C., London, Arms & Armour Press, 1995, pg. 23-5.
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Ancestry
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Ancestry
http://home.ancestry.co.uk/
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CWGC
https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/434637/clarey,-ernest-john/
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CWGC
https://www.cwgc.org/
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The Long, Long Trail
http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/
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The Long, Long Trail
http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/
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War Diary 23rd Coy., Machine Gun Corps
http://www.nmarchive.com/
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War Diary Headquarters, 23rd Infantry Brigade
http://www.nmarchive.com/
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